The Pathophysiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
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Objective: To summarize and review the current knowledge of the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse.
Methods: A review of the English language literature regarding the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse.
Results: A summary and discussion of the pathophysiology of pelvic organ prolapse is presented.
Conclusions: Pelvic organ prolapse is a complex disease process with multifactorial etiology that affects thousands of women annually worldwide. A historical background of the understanding of prolapse, a review of normal pelvic support anatomy and physiology, and a discussion of the current knowledge of its pathophysiology is presented.
Towers, G. D.
(2004). The Pathophysiology of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 10 (3), 109-122.